1) Christmas is less than two months away. Have you already started shopping for Christmas gifts? You have to be shitting me. Wait. That maybe why Jill sent me this pic. I couldn’t understand it. She must be already shopping. Oh, it’s not Christmas Eve yet, is it? Guys tend to wait until the last minute. Ever since I discovered Amazon, I actually enjoy shopping. OK, that’s a lie, it just doesn’t suck as much.
2) Would you be offended if someone carved a pumpkin for Halloween in such a way so that it would resemble your face? I’d take it as a compliment. Then I’d call the psych ward.
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3) How do you feel about people who get “fandom” tattoos (i.e. tattoos of musicians, TV shows, movies, etc)? To each their own. To me, tattoos are disfiguring your body. But I do not judge people who have them. I know my feelings are generational. You are always changing your “fandoms”. What do you remove it and get the new Charlie’s Angels tat? Oh, and mercifully that remake was put out our misery, canceled after three shows. The original was camp. The movies had the passion and energy of Drew Barrymore. This version was as stupid as the original, but camp has changed. The show hadn’t.
4) It seems like Quick Response codes (a.k.a. QR codes), like the one to the right, are everywhere on products and ads these days. Do you ever actually scan them using your phone? My GF told me about them and I downloaded the app. I find it rather interesting to get a sales pitch randomly.
5) Connecticut lawmaker Rep. Tim Larson has proposed a national law saying that all Halloween trick-or-treating should be done on the last Saturday of October, regardless of what day Halloween falls on. What do you think of his idea? Should trick-or-treating be done on a specific day of the week each year or on the true holiday? Larson is from my state. Gees, with all that’s going on, THIS is what he’s thinking about? Work on jobs, Tim.
6) The head pastor of my church recently went out of town and forgot to lock his office, and when he returned, everything in his office had been covered in aluminum foil by his coworkers as a prank (that’s really his office to the right). Have you ever been the butt of a prank, or pulled a prank on someone else? OK, I’ve got a weird story. I got bullied as a kid by a guy who ended up graduating with me at a small New England prep school. I watched guys empty a bottle of 7UP and fill it with piss. I could have stopped it. But I did not. The fucking guy drank half the bottle before someone told him. He was sick for a week. I think payback’s a bitch.
7) Speaking of coworkers, today (Oct. 27) is “Cranky Co-workers Day.” How would you deal with an extremely cranky co-worker who was causing you stress? By just being me. We had this ass (who has long since retired) who rode with us to company meetings in Boston. He kept tuning down my radio. I said,”Touch it again and I’ll break your arm.” He said, “I was trying to hear the back seat.” I said, “Don’t ever touch anything of mine again ever. I can’t measure my indifference to what you can fucking hear or not hear.” He never did it again.
8) The movie “Anonymous,” which is coming out soon in U.S. movie theaters, poses the idea that William Shakespeare did not write his own plays and poetry. If you became a professional writer, would you use your own name or create a fake pen name? My DJ identity started as Bud Weiser at the nations first Tape Radio Station. I never used that name in real radio. The “Bud” thing stuck so much that my family started calling me Bud since all my friends did. I used my real name for my first few stations. Then in Springfield they changed it to Gary Morgan. In Hartford they wanted no part of “Morgan”. They wanted me to be Buddy Cox. I said, “I hate ‘Buddy’ and frankly won’t even discuss “Cox”. “Bud” was eliminated as well. I asked if I could keep “Gary”. The PD said yes, get a new last name. My daughter Heather (my oldest) was born the following day. Instead of discussing her name the nurses were helping me with mine. My ex hated that situation. It was her big day, but the nurses became “star struck”. I chose Gary Hunter since “Hunter Drive” was the main street my home was off of. I was The Hunter for the rest of my on air and nightclub career.